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New Workshops at Artiscape!

Excited to be returning to Artiscape this April in Columbus, Ohio.  I always have a blast, both in class and out of class, laughing, playing, and being around all the creative energy.  What am I teaching? Check it out below! Dirty Little Secrets of Gel Printing April 29th How do you get those amazing prints that [...]

PanPastels, a Baby Wipe, and a Castle thumbnail

PanPastels are vibrantly full of pigment…and work wonderfully with baby wipes so I decided to build an art journal page of castle towers with them. Want to win the stencils used in this video?  One lucky reader will win all 7 of my new stencils.  Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance [...]

How to Seal PanPastels with a Gel Press Plate thumbnail

Building an art journal page with PanPastels is instant gratification.   No pesky waiting for the color dry.  But how do I seal PanPastels so they don’t smear and can pass a white glove test?  One way is with a gel printing plate! In the video, you’ll see how I built this steampunk page by combining pieces and [...]

Great video showing how to seal PanPastels and how to use them with stencils in an art journal!

 After a day of play with one of my new stencils from StencilGirl, the ladders were left out on my counter. It’s a very good thing I didn’t put them away because when I saw them on their sides, suddenly I saw fences.  So out came the PanPastels for fence play…would this be called fencing? This play transported me [...]

She Was Intimidated by PanPastels

VIdeo using PanPastels with a stencil in an art journal background

During a recent conversation there was a word a friend kept using to describe PanPastels. Intimidating.  She had seen some amazing fine art created with them and felt incredibly intimidated because she was not a fine artist. Well, I am not a fine artist.  I am an Oops artist.  That means I can just grab things and see [...]

Sealing PanPastels for mixed media projects

I adore PanPastels and what they do.  Since they are a pastel they need to be fixed or sealed in order to stay put, especially when I add layers on top of them.  When I say I add layers on top what I mean is I like to flood it with spray inks, brush paint [...]

PanPastels + a Stencil = an Easy Background thumbnail

Have you played with PanPastels yet?  I love them because I never have to wait for them to dry, they are so rich and loaded with vibrant color, and I can just smear them around without any planning. Check out this giveaway!  PanPastels, a storage tray, Mary Beth’s favorite sponges with stencils (which StencilGirl now carries) [...]

PanPastels Make It Easy to Build a Pattern thumbnail

I’m playing with Orly Avineri’s Soft Bones stencil from StencilGirl, one of her  5 new stencils.  I’m not the only one playing – this is a blog hop!  With a giveaway too!   PanPastels are a fast and easy way to build a pattern with a stencil because you don’t have to wait for a [...]

A PanPastel Art Journal Page

An art journal page doesn’t have to happen all at once.  Truly, there are no rules when it comes to art journaling and play.  A few weeks ago I stenciled the heart with paint and let it be until I had a  stack of PanPastels out on my counter that were whispering to me. I [...]

  Welcome to February’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!  There’s lots in today’s post including the winners from Stencil Week, a new home for the Colorful Gelli Print link up, and of course, a tutorial video!  New to the Party?  You can find links to all the previous Colorful Gelli Print Parties here.     This [...]